Herrera y Reissig, Julio

Herrera y Reissig, Julio

(ho͞o`lyō ārā`rä ē rāsēk`), 1875–1910, Uruguayan poet. He belonged to a family prominent in public affairs but withdrew along with his bohemian followers to an attic known as the Tower of the Panoramas. He became the Uruguayan leader of modernismomodernismo
, movement in Spanish literature that had its beginning in Latin America. It was paramount in the last decade of the 19th cent. and the first decade of the 20th cent.

Modernismo derived from French symbolism and the Parnassian school.
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. The obscurity and preciosity of his verses and their fantastic, extravagant imagery show the influence of Luis de Góngora and of the French symbolistssymbolists,
in literature, a school originating in France toward the end of the 19th cent. in reaction to the naturalism and realism of the period. Designed to convey impressions by suggestion rather than by direct statement, symbolism found its first expression in poetry but
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. His Obras completas (1911–13) was published posthumously.
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